With today’s podcast of Real Israel Talk Radio – Episode 87 Program Part 23 – Defining Biblical Love from 1 Corinthians 13, let us continue with the series of statements that Paul makes saying that Biblical Love is “all believable.”
Here, I want to address an age-old theological question, “Can we lose our salvation?” As I read scripture, the sad truth of the matter is Yes, I believe we can.
When Paul makes his very brief statement that Yehovah’s Love is “all believing” or put another way, it is “all trusting,” he is clearly calling his readers to understand that Yehovah’s love requires an action of response and only when this happens then a connection can be made between the Savior and the Saved. However, what happens IF down the track, the one who was once saved decides that he or she no longer cares to walk in trusting faith towards Yehovah nor desires to walk in his covenant of love anymore? What then? Actually, scripture gives an answer to this debacle. Compare the following three declarations as they originate in Hebrew:
Exodus 23:20-21. Behold, I send an Angel (a Messenger) before you to guard you in The Way and to bring you into The Place which I have prepared. Beware of him and obey his voice; do not provoke him, for he will not pardon your transgressions; for my name is in him.
Habbakuk 2:3-4. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but at the end he will speak, and he will not lie. Though he tarries, wait for him; because he will surely come, he will not tarry. Behold the proud, his soul is not straight in him; but the just (righteous) shall live in his Faith.
Hebrews 10:38-39. Now the just (righteous) shall live in Faith; but if anyone draws back (shrinks back), my soul has no pleasure in him. But we are not of those who draw back (shrink back) to perdition (the second death), but of those who believe (trust) to the saving of the soul.
The link that connects these three declarations is when Yehovah said to Moses, “Do not provoke him, for he will not pardon your transgressions; for my name is in him. ” We will learn about this on today’s podcast as it also relates to Mark 2: 5-11 and John 18:3-6.
All of this will give us the packaging for Paul’s lesson on biblical love that Yehovah’s Love is “all believable” or “all trusting.” Join us for this episode of Defining Biblical Love PART 23 in 1 Corinthians 13 as we seek to answer the question, “Can we lose our salvation?”